Oxford MedSci goes silver: 10 Years of Athena SWAN
14 June 2022
The Medical Sciences Division is celebrating 10 years since its first Athena Swan bronze application, and the first year in which all 16 of its departments have achieved a silver award. The silver award recognises commitment to gender equality, understanding culture and context, and more. Read about our department’s hard work and innovation.
Mentoring in practice
11 February 2022
NDS has launched a new, interdepartmental mentoring scheme called RECOGNISE. In this podcast, Gemma Horbatowski (HR Advisor) interviews Monica Dolton (Programme Manager and Research Project Manager) about her experiences of mentor-mentee relationships.
Celebrating Anti-Bullying Week with words of kindness
24 November 2021
Keeva Heap, who is undertaking a communications work experience placement at the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences (NDS), shares our words of kindness In honour of Anti-Bullying Week.
Celebrating women of NDS
8 March 2021
To celebrate 100 years since women were admitted as full members of the University and on the occasion of International Women's Day, a group of inspirational women in the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences (NDS) reflect on their journeys, their place in Medical Sciences and their vision for the next 100 years.
Racism under the microscope
2 October 2020
As Black History Month gets underway in the UK, NDS Athena SWAN Coordinator Emily Hotine puts racism under the microscope.
Black Lives Matter
12 June 2020
Emily Hotine, NDS Athena SWAN Coordinator, talks about the importance of anti-racism (and why it is not enough to simply say you’re not racist), the power of white privilege, and why we should all be saying, “black lives matter.”
Bullying and Harassment? Not on my watch!
30 January 2020
No member of our staff deserves to go home at the end of a day feeling bullied and the responsibility rests with all of us to remain aware of our own impact on others and to be watchful of such behaviours around us. Susan Patchett, NDS Bullying and Harassment Advisor, talks about bullying in the workplace.
“You’re too nice to be a surgeon”
8 October 2019
Why is Athena SWAN important to NDS? In this new blog series, Athena SWAN Coordinator Emily Hotine discusses different topics around gender equality and shares with us all the wonderful gender related work that is happening within the department and across the University.